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NJ's Main Teachers Union Presenting its Own Ideas

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

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New Study Says Teachers Aren't Underpaid

For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.

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Chicago Schools Considers Giving Charters Added Perks for Longer Day

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

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Unions Say State Schools Would Benefit From Jobs Bill

A week after the Senate knocked down President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, leaders from the West Virginia Federation of Teachers and the West Virginia AFL-CIO touted the education benefits of the president's plan Monday, saying it would repair run-down schools, hire more educators and funnel resources to West Virginia's neediest children.

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Teacher Aid is First Piece of Obama's Jobs Plan to Get Senate Vote

Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters.

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How Cheating Cases by Educators at N.Y. Schools Played Out

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.

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Support for Iowa Schools Plan Elusive

To successfully overhaul the state’s education system, Iowa needs champions in the Legislature and communities that are willing to push for sustained changes, some state leaders say.

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Report: Layoffs Hit 3 Percent of NY Teachers

Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.

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Atlanta Public Schools: Cheating Teachers Face First Punishments

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Teach to the Test?

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

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